Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction using the Lockdown Synthetic Ligament

The Bone & Joint Journal Vol.97-B, No.12, December 2015

R. Taranu, P.R.P. Rushton, I. Serrano-Pedraza, L. Holder, W.A. Wallace, J.J. Candal-Couto

Wansbeck General Hospital, Northumberland, United Kingdom

This study was carried out on 7 cadaveric shoulders and was aimed to assess the effect of different clavicular anchorage points for the LockDown™ device on the reduction of acromioclavicular joint dislocations, looking at the optimal location.

This paper emphasises that correct positioning/placement of the LockDown™ device is crucial to obtaining the best anatomical reduction. 

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